The oldest scholarly society in North America dedicated to
the study of books and manuscripts as physical objects.
The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director. This is a new, full-time position that will provide dynamic leadership to one of the country’s oldest and most important humanistic societies.
As BSA looks to revitalize itself and play a more visible role in the larger scholarly community, the Executive Director will bring creativity, imagination, and energy to this new strategic direction. The Executive Director will work closely with BSA leadership to expand and diversify membership, enhance programing, create a more robust communications profile, and forge new partnerships with other scholarly organizations and societies. In addition, the Executive Director will work with BSA leadership on major issues of planning, finance, fundraising and development, and the general business of the Society.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with proven initiative, a demonstrated knowledge of the field, and a desire to further the mission and values of BSA. The successful candidate will bring to the position a combination of scholarly and administrative skills that will uniquely position her/him to fulfill the challenges of the job.
The Nominating Committee presents the following slate for approval at the Annual Meeting on January 26, 2018:
President: Barbara Shailor
Vice President: Michael T. Ryan
Secretary: Jennifer Lowe
Treasurer: G. Scott Clemons
Council Class 2021
Adam G. Hooks
Michael Suarez, SJ
Council Class 2020
Council Class 2019
The Annual Meeting of The Bibliographical Society of America will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Cosmopolitan Club at 122 East 66th Street in New York City.
2:00: Papers from New Scholars
4:00 Meeting and Panel Discussion on New Directions and Future Trends in Bibliography
Reception to follow
At its annual meeting in January 2018, The Bibliographical Society of America will award the sixth triennial William L. Mitchell Prize for Bibliography or Documentary Work on Early British Periodicals or Newspapers to Dr. Paul Tankard for his edition Facts and Inventions: Selections from the Journalism of James Boswell (Yale University Press, 2014).
At our Annual Meeting in January 2018 the Bibliographical Society of America will elect the officers of the Society and Council Class of 2021. The officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) will serve two-year terms (2018–2020), and four councilors will serve three-year terms (2018–2021).
Please suggest possible candidates before November 25 by contacting the chair of the Nominating Committee:
David Vander Meulen, Chair
Nominating Committee members: John Crichton, Claudia Funke
BSA has awarded ten scholarships for attendance at the Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference, October 12-15, 2017.